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Welcome to Dogs are Smarter Than People with NYT and internationally bestselling quirky human author Carrie Jones, her slightly more normal husband, Shaun, and their dogs. Life tips. Writing tips. Dog noises. It’s all here. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/carriejonesbooks/support


How to Write Back Story also Running is Evil
Sep 10 • 28 min
Hey baby, what’s your back story? It should be a pick-up line at a bar, yet it somehow is not a pick-up line at any bar that I know of except maybe in a New Yorkercartoon or a bar in a town where there’s one of those MFA programs in writing literature for…
Passive Aggressive Much? And How to Become More Awesome in Just 30 Minutes a Day
Sep 3 • 25 min
Over on the random thought part of the podcast, we hear about Carrie being passive-aggressive at the campground bathroom, Shaun sing, and random people at Smokey’s Barbecue and Lobster. But here is the more intellectual stuff. Um. Slightly more…
Old Rockers Rocking, Trust Issues, and Carrie Still Gets Hit On Somehow
Aug 27 • 23 min
As you heard in our random thought, this week we went to see some early 1990s bands in concert. They were – well, they were old. The concert hall wasn’t even half full. That sounds depressing, right? It wasn’t. One of the lead singers has had cancer three…
Carrie Had an Accident and When Good Dogs Go Bad
Aug 20 • 24 min
So, a long time ago Carrie had a dog named Scotty, and she used to fill in at the police department as a dispatcher. For those of you who don’t know, she dispatched part-time because even though she made enough money writing (right then) she got worried…
HOW NOT TO WRITE YOUR DAMN NOVEL
Aug 13 • 27 min
It’s a lot like life honestly. Here’s the number one hint. Wait forever to start writing. Don’t wait to start. Don’t expect lightening to strike or a muse to come down from the heavens. Just write. Call it practice if ‘writing a novel’ seems too big a…
Dead Butt Syndrome
Aug 6 • 24 min
People, you have got to get your butts out of the chair, or the bed, or whatever. Seriously. Your butt is breaking! Sorry Dying. Your butt is dying! According to a Huffington Post articleby Nicole Pajer, “Americans are sitting so long that their butts are…
How to Deal with Big Writer Feelings and Dropping Your Child in the Woods
Jul 30 • 23 min
Sometimes us writer people feel broken. We maybe got rejected one too many times. We maybe got a horrifying review. We maybe are stuck on Chapter 7560 in our epic fantasy WHEN THE BUNNY OF DOOM FELL IN LOVE WITH THE HAMSTER OF GLORIOUS GLORY. This is…
Taco Bell Leaks, Rainbow Unicorn Golf Carts and How to Spend Your Book Release Day
Jul 23 • 23 min
What to do when your book launches. I don’t know. Seriously. Some writers get tattoos, a piece of jewelry, a new charm for a charm bracelet. Some hold book release parties. Some go out to dinner. As you’ll hear, Carrie did none of those things. Instead,…
Poop Texting Fail
Jul 16 • 26 min
So, two weeks ago the podcast featured poop texting and writing, but somehow only our random thought was uploaded and not the full broadcast. Carrie feels this may have been her mother refusing to allow such things be out in the open. She raised Carrie…
THE TRUTH ABOUT BEING EXTRA
Jul 9 • 26 min
So, sometimes Carrie is a little extra. Carrie:I was looking at people who liked me in college - all the ones that I didn’t like back - and they were all so stable and mellow even in college when it was all about putting dissected sharks on the floor and…
Poop Texts and We’ve Been Married Too Long
Jul 2 • 8 min
Sometimes you get married and you’ve been married for a long time and you remember that the beginning of your marriage is like a poem and there’s white space and new discovery in every line. Sometimes you’ve been married a long time and it’s a routine, a…
Aw, Ahh, Aah, Awe, or Ah is that Underwear?
Jun 25 • 30 min
None of us are perfect with the grammar, especially not us native-English speakers. We’ve got all these words that mean totally different things but sound EXACTLY THE SAME! And today, we here on Dogs are Smarter Than People are going to do things. Prove…
Some Men Aren’t Meant to Wear Scarves, So Be Your Own Style and Don’t Pretend to Be Tom Cruise Or Bieber
Jun 11 • 33 min
Normally we talk about writing somehow, right? Because we’re a writing podcast. But we aren’t this week. This week, we’re talking about fashion advice for men because Carrie saw a post on The Art of Manliness that was “101 Style Tips for Men.” First off,…
Writing Is Not Terrible Rant, Men Disrobing in the Meat Department
Jun 4 • 30 min
Carrie’s having a bit of a rant this episode. Let’s blame it on her going to a Lynryd Skynrd concert last night. Here’s the rant: There’s a lovely funny author who recently gave a speech saying that writing is terrible and that it is 100 % okay to…
Let’s Talk About Wedgies, Writers
May 28 • 22 min
The wedgie. It’s the ultimate tv trope. Give someone a wedgie and there are only two possibilities: You’re a bully You’re getting revenge on a bully. In the U.S. culture wedgies are instantly recognizable and understandable. There are even three wedgie…
Flirt Your Eyelashes Off Writers
May 21 • 22 min
A quick web search for the words ‘flirting’ and ‘dangerous’ gets a lot of hits. To be fair, so does a quick web search for the words ‘flirting’ and ‘fun.’ But we’re not here to tell you about the perils and delights of flirting. We’re here to talk about…
Own Your Stupid
May 14 • 15 min
There’s a BuzzFeed article about 23 Dogs Who are Too Adorably Stupid for Their Own Good. Which is amazing. But it made us think about why dogs get to be stupid and called adorable, but when humans are stupid, we’re called stupid and it’s derisive, you…
The Worst Writing Advice That Brings Down Even the Greatest of Writers
May 7 • 22 min
Carrie got really confused this week because she went on YouTube and looked up “Writing Advice” and there was a really popular vlogger who gives a ton of writing advice, but she’s not published things. She is, however, really definite on her views on how…
Do you have to write every day? Stephen King Twitter Torches versus the Anti-Burnout Crew
Apr 30 • 22 min
So, one of the big debates in the world of writing advice is the Write Every Day Debate. I know! I know. Sexy name. High stakes. But, honestly, it gets people so riled up. There are the Write Every Day Camp. They carry lit Twitter Torches and follow…
How to Survive Bad Writing Advice
Apr 23 • 25 min
I (Carrie) apologize for sounding so sick in this podcast. It’s because I am super sick. This week I got an Instagram message from a man selling his copyediting services and there were five incredibly obvious typos in his pitch. I’m talking about two…
Roombas, Shaun Talks About Robbing Houses, and Random Mashed Potatoes in Jackson, Mississippi
Apr 16 • 23 min
The city of Jackson, Mississippi is having a weird situation. To be fair, Jackson has had weird situations before. People left Christmas trees in potholes. They decorate road signs in ways road signs aren’t supposed to be decorated. But now what’s…
Vegetable Lambs Growing on Trees, Man
Apr 9 • 20 min
Science isn’t always right. I know! Shocker. Once, some scientists had this theory about the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary. They truly believed that the lamb grew on a tree. To be fair, it was the Middle Ages in Europe and things were kind of like America…
Dogs Know How to Be Famous, Do You? How to handle being popular
Apr 2 • 20 min
So this dog caught a ball in his mouth and the video of it became viral. His name is Stanley the Collie and he has his own Instagram account. Of course he does. But then an Australian newsman interviewed Stanley and Stanley promptly took the microphone…
Dutch Oven Your Hero
Mar 26 • 17 min
So, last month Carrie was on an airplane, where she was trapped on a Philadelphia runway for awhile. Okay, hours. And someone kept expelling gas out the rectum. In Shaun language that means fart. Anyways, they were all trapped there, smelling this smell,…
Destroy the Evil with Oliver the Cow and Cannabis-Themed Weddings
Mar 26 • 18 min
When Carrie first started writing, she wrote contemporary teen fiction and she heard a lot of comments about being quirky. She’d hear comments like “Could that really happen?” And a lot of times, she’d answer, “Um. It already has.” One time, I had a story…
Risk Everything Like a Boss Dog
Mar 19 • 19 min
In our random thought we talk about a Twitter thread by writer John Paul Brammer (@jpbrammer), which details how a cat and two dogs showed up at his apartment door and how they wanted inside. He couldn’t figure out what the animals were doing there and…
Making Bad Guys
Mar 5 • 19 min
Lots of us have bad people in our writing and our lives. These antagonists run the gamut from people who make us scream at their Facebook posts of Fakeness to actually physically hurting us and our community. But one of the biggest questions a lot of new…
Zombie Deer are Coming and Emotions are Contagious
Feb 26 • 25 min
When you’re in a business or nonprofit or just in your house, you’ll often notice that emotions are kind of like the flu. They can be easy to catch. When your friend is angry because someone is being a punk on Facebook, you often get angry, too. When your…
Weird Things About Us - Secret Cat Person in the House
Feb 19 • 25 min
This week we’re pretty low-key chill with an off-format podcast about the weird things about us Basically, we answer some of our listener’s questions. We forgot the hardest one, which is: How does Carrie get everything done? That one took too much time,…
Public Humiliation and Us
Feb 12 • 28 min
To be a writer and a human you often have to be courageous. Writers put their books out there for other people to see. Humans put their selves out there (sometimes in places like Tinder) for people to see. And that’s scary AF, honestly. With us writer…
Be My Troll Baby or How To Avoid the Trolls? You decide.
Feb 5 • 22 min
What is A troll? A troll is someone who is a poop. No! No. Sorry, let’s try to be a bit more academic here. WHY DO THEY TROLL? All trolls are different and everything is a generalization but usually because they are bored and want some attention. Don’t…
How are We Still Married and Happy Anniversary
Feb 4 • 18 min
Someone just told me (Carrie) that we weren’t really having a wedding anniversary because: We are celebrating it a few days late. We both forgot about it until the Thursday before the Sunday of the anniversary. Apparently, we didn’t talk about it on…
Emotional Support Alligators, Brooklyn 99 and You
Jan 29 • 23 min
There’s a 65-year-old man, Henry, who lives near Philadelphia who has depression. He didn’t want to take medicine but he noticed he was happier when he was near his alligator, Wally. Yes, a guy in Philadelphia has an alligator named Wally. If you can get…
Boxers or Briefs or Commando How to Live a Literary Life
Jan 22 • 23 min
Carrie has been working on the Write Submit Support Class that she’s doing with the Writing Barn and the whole class is about creating a writing community and supporting each other, right? And one of the first classes talks about “Living the Literary…
Beer Fest is Not the Question. Beer Fest is the Answer. BONUS EPISODE!
Jan 20 • 29 min
So, Shaun and I made a bonus podcast at yesterday’s Fourth Annual Bar Harbor Winter Beer Fest. Yes, you heard that right. We basically battled ridiculously cold temperatures the day before a giant storm in order to hang out with a bunch of Maine beer…
How to Be Happier Writers, Dogs, and People and A Little Talk about Cat Butts
Jan 15 • 22 min
How can we make our organizations and ourselves happy? We talk about this ALL THE TIME in our house. To be fair we also talk about expelling gas out the rectum and cookie recipes, but happiness gets mentioned a lot. We like to think of this, which Will…
Golden Globes, Black-Eyed-Peas with Cauliflower And How Writers Make No Money and That Sucks
Jan 8 • 23 min
A recent study by the Authors Guild basically says that if you want to be a writer, prepare to be poor. In 2017, full-time writers made a median salary of around $20k. That’s full-time writers. In the last ten years, writers’ earnings have decreased by 42…
Avoiding the New Year’s Suck - Dogs Are Smarter Than People Podcast
Dec 31, 2018 • 21 min
Okay. Okay. I know we always try to be positive because we are positive people. Cough. But New Years? It’s a little frustrating. That’s because it’s all about goals and new starts. And you know, every day should be about that, right? And then you’re like,…
It’s Christmas OMFG - Dogs are Smarter Than People PODCAST
Dec 24, 2018 • 22 min
So, because Christmas is on the same day as the podcast release and we weren’t - cough - super organized, we’re sharing with you our day before Christmas. What? Are there writing tips? Nah. Not really. It’s just us. Randomly taking voice memos as we go…
Stake the Stakeholders and Be Your Own Voice in Determing Your Successes
Dec 18, 2018 • 24 min
Yesterday on her blog, Carrie talked about how feeling successful in your career or life is really tied to having your personal values resonate in your occupation, and being guided by those same core values instead of society’s outside metrics about what…
A Story Is About More than Mechanics and Grammar And Carrie Gets Tipsy By Accident
Dec 11, 2018 • 19 min
Too often we really focus only on the mechanics of story. Writers and student-writers are told to make perfect sentences, understand the use of the semi-colon, and to spell words correctly. “Do not turn in a manuscript to an agent or editor unless it’s…
Our First Tip To How to Make Your Life and Writing Life Better
Dec 4, 2018 • 17 min
Shaun: So, Carrie’s not the best in the mornings and too much noise, clutter, extra to-do items pretty much throws her completely off her game. Carrie: One of the reasons that the dogs and I do daily motivating thoughts on my Facebook and Twitter accounts…
Cow Hugging, Writing, Okay Cupid and Rural Legends
Nov 26, 2018 • 24 min
So, honestly, this podcast is weird. We sound like we’re on illegal drugs, but we aren’t sure why. Our brains just weren’t working. Sadly, Carrie’s mouth wasn’t either. Who else would call a ‘podcast’ a ‘codcast?’ Anyway, we asked people for topics for…
Tips on Not Being a Sucky Friend and How to Write Good Friendships
Nov 20, 2018 • 25 min
In this latest episode of “Dogs are Smarter Than People,” we talk about how to be a good friend and to write good friendships in your books and stories. Friendship and children’s books are a pretty natural combination. Carrie’s own books are big on…
Bonus Episode- Do You Share Your Toothbrush and the Towel of Poo
Nov 17, 2018 • 10 min
Carrie and Shaun are still driving through the South and getting a little punchy. Thinking up book ideas like the Towel of Poo and ruminating about whether toothbrush sharing is gross or not. Check out Carrie’s blog at carriejonesbooks.blog and please…
Is it sleep paralysis or is it a ghost? Either way, it was freaky
Nov 8, 2018 • 16 min
It is a bonus podcast where weird things happen like potential ghosts, fishing and roadside painted purple Jesus! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/carriejonesbooks/support
Stream Your Consciousness, Baby, Plus Shaun Goes Fishing
Nov 6, 2018 • 19 min
Shaun: Two weeks ago we were hanging out at a friend’s house and Carrie met a woman who was talking about writing, and how it helped her through some tough times and how she loved writing, but didn’t think she could ever be one. “It’s all stream of…
Advice About Writing Scary Stories and the Levels of Terror
Oct 30, 2018 • 26 min
All sorts of different things scare different people. We’re breaking from our normal podcast format for Halloween and talking about our scary stories and what makes a story feel scary to us. Stephen King said, “I recognize terror as the finest emotion and…
Three Tips to Facing Your Writing Fears
Oct 23, 2018 • 20 min
This past weekend was sort of scary. Carrie’s worst case scenario of presenting happened. She was scheduled to give a four-hour seminar on public image, but when she arrived the place wasn’t unlocked, there was no water, but worse- there was no A/V. It…
Writers, Don’t Let Them Make You Sit Down, Take Your Shot
Oct 16, 2018 • 22 min
A long time ago, our daughter Em was taking karate, which was the only martial art available then in our town. She was eight years old and tiny. The instructor was Shaun size – sort of – and bald, super intimidating. He had all the little ones line up and…
Stupid Writing Tips are Stupid
Oct 9, 2018 • 23 min
Trust yourself. Some writing gurus are… Well, there’s no once size fits all about writing edicts and adjectives are not the devil. For the words that go with the podcast, check out:…
Be the Flamingo of Change for Your Characters And Yourself
Oct 2, 2018 • 22 min
Dogs are Smarter Than People is the quirky podcast about writing life and dogs and marriage, too. WRITING TIP OF THE POD Remember that kindness, that telling moment of giving or empathy? T. hat makes the characters you write so much more likable. You root…
Writing Prompts of the Weird
Sep 26, 2018 • 23 min
For the written tips that go with the podcast, check out https://carriejonesbooks.blog/dogs-are-smarter-than-people-the-podcast/ —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/carriejonesbooks/support
Writing Life Can Be Awesome
Sep 21, 2018 • 16 min
Writing tips. Life tips. Quirky as heck. It is our first and maybe most authoritative episode —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/carriejonesbooks/support
Bonus Episode - Canadian Prime Minister Talks about Rotary
Sep 21, 2018 • 5 min
Paul Martin talks about Rotary and Polio —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/carriejonesbooks/support
How to Hook Your Readers With Memorable Characters
Aug 14, 2018 • 24 min
Hooking Your Readers by Making Memorable Characters. Plus, horrible panelist types. Plus, Death Grip Eye. It’s an awesome episode. So, when you read a book, and you remember a book, a lot of the time it isn’t the plot that you’re remembering. It’s the…
It’s Book Release Day and Carrie Can’t Handle It
Aug 10, 2018 • 26 min
In the latest episode of “Dogs Are Smarter Than People,” Carrie talks about Book Release Day, her lack of celebration ability, and explains what Conflicting Wants are and how they are good for story. Shaun disagrees. A lot. —- Support this podcast:…
Episode 2
Jul 6, 2018 • 16 min
Join an internationally bestselling children’s book author (Carrie Jones) and her down-home husband and their dogs as they try to live a happy, better life by being happier, better people . You can use those skills in writing and vice versa. But we’re not…